By Jennifer McRae

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers had to tranquilize a deer to release it after becoming tangled in a sports net. The young buck became caught in the net in Black Forest in El Paso County.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The deer was so frantic to get out of the net, an officer had to tranquilize the animal to cut it free.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said this is an example of how important it is to remove sports nets and hammocks after using them to help keep wildlife safe.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

Jennifer McRae

  1. Robert Gift says:

    Thank you, CPW.
    Surprised that anyone in the Black Forest area would leave the net up whenot in use.
    Was it also tagged athe same time?

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